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Antique Mahal Carpet, Persian, Slightly Distressed In Places

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Sold by: Farnham Antique Carpets

This antique has been viewed 6 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.


An attractive Mahal carpet from the early twentieth century with a decorative open floral design, this pattern is know as the Mina Khani design. It appears on a variety of rugs such as Veramin, Heriz, Tabriz or tribal rugs such as Baluch. A soft muted red background with gentle greens, pale blues and an indigo border. This carpet is distressed in places with some wear in the border and a little in the main field. Still in brilliant working order and useable with our excellent underlay included in the price. It would look great on a wood floor in many rooms whether a hall, drawing room, dining room or study.
Mahal carpets were produced in Sultanabad, Persia which is now Arak in the center of Iran. Mahal and Sultanabad rugs were made in the same area as the earliest Fereghans and Sarouks, but they are very different in form and structure. Floral motifs and overall designs of vine scrolls and palmettes remain consistent with the influences of western color palettes and are all characteristics of Ziegler carpets. Neighbours to Heriz carpets there designs are very different as Heriz tend to be quite angular and geometric whereas Mahal carpets are generally more open in design and curvilinear.
Please request a home visit to select a convenient day and time for you to view this carpet at home. We love to travel all over the UK showing carpets in situ, helping you choose the right carpet for your home.
Farnham Antique Carpets are specialists in antique decorative carpets, rugs and runners. Varying from antique tribal rugs woven in the Caucasus to classical Persian carpets dating from the mid 19th century to the early 20th century.
As members of the BADA - The British Antique Dealers Association and LAPADA - The Association of Art & Antique Dealerswe adhere to strict guide lines as affiliated members and pride ourselves on maintaining its high standards. We exhibit at the BADA fair in Chelsea, Londonevery March and the LAPADA Fair in Mayfair, London every September.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1910.


Height = 383 cm (150.8")
Width = 271 cm (106.7")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

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